New virtual career fair to aid remote tech hiring

Twilo, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Comcast, PayPal, Duolingo, Riot Games, and Fortinet are among the leading tech companies participating this fall.

Developers can connect with leading technology companies for remote jobs at a virtual job fair to be held September 21-22, host HackerRank announced. The fair will align with company recruiting cycles for summer 2021. Exhibitors include: Twilio, Bloomberg, Moody’s Analytics, Comcast, PayPal, Riot Games, Duolingo, GoDaddy, Fortinet, and BNY Mellon.

HackerRank said that the social-distancing measures that facilitated the virtual fair will “have a long-term impact on hiring by opening up the talent pool to a more diverse set of

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As remote work is expected to remain the predominant model at least through the end of 2020, here are the positions companies want and key technologies they should have in place.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, IT has never played a more integral role than over the past few months helping companies transition their staff to working remotely. Now IT hiring is on the rise to support a work-from-home plan for the rest of 2020, said Paul Wallenberg, director of technology services at LaSalle Network, a national IT staffing, recruiting, and culture firm.

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A CompTIA report showed that there was an increase of 7,300 jobs in the tech manufacturing field in June.

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Jobs in the tech industry are slowly coming back after a disastrous two month span, according to the nonprofit tech industry trade association CompTIA. Overall, the economy showed renewed signs of life after a disastrous stretch between April and May. 

The June 2020 study revealed that for the tech occupation, IT jobs across all industry sectors of the economy increased by an estimated 227,000 positions,

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What are IT pros concerned about in the new normal? Security and flexibility

There are a number of paramount concerns afoot among IT professionals. Learn some of the priorities from industry insiders and experts.

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As a system administrator, I’m fortunate to have gained more than 25 years of experience in the industry yet also be challenged to stay relevant to make it at least 15 or 20 more years of my career. 

My concerns depend on keeping up with and building skill sets based on current technological trends, actively networking with peers and colleagues, focusing on meaningful work to add value to my organization, and achieving successful endeavors to

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The rise of the digital workplace and the new future of work: Experts weigh in

The ways workers are getting their jobs done continues to evolve in parallel with technology and company culture. Read some insights from industry experts as to what to expect and how to prepare for the future.

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I’ve been a fan of all things digital along with full remote work capabilities for years now. In fact, I’ve been something of an evangelist on these topics, always making sure that when home or traveling I have all the tools, data, and access needed to perform my role as a system administrator for a large financial company.

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Remote factories: The next frontier of remote work

Remote work has become the standard for office workers. Is it possible to do this with factories? Sort of.

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COVID-19 dramatically accelerated what was a slow and inconsistent deployment of remote working policies and technologies at most companies, and in a couple of months cemented remote working as a viable option for office workers. It’s a bit odd to reflect that less than a year ago, remote working was still a novelty or outright prohibited at the majority of companies.

SEE: Return to work: What the new normal will look like post-pandemic (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

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